Students in the Region 12 towns of Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury celebrated the start of the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, Aug. 27.

District administrators, staff and faculty welcomed grades 6 to 12 students back to Shepaug Valley School and younger students to Booth Free School in Roxbury, Burnham School in Bridgewater and Washington Primary School.

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Photography by Walter Kidd